The #GuelphFactor

Let me begin by writing that I really don’t care on which part of the municipal election spectrum you fall. If you like the current council and mayor – great. If you want some new blood in city hall – also great. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and political beliefs. That’s the beauty of […]

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Twenty Years

Twenty years ago I arrived on the University of Guelph campus with several boxes full of most of my earthly possessions. Those that stayed behind at my parents’ house were, I thought, either unimportant, or not befitting the hallowed halls of my new home away from home. As my parents dropped me off at Mills […]

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Hello Shanghai

Today is laundry day, so what better thing to do than write a few blog posts. I arrived in Shanghai on Wednesday last week. The flight was a bit rough but ultimately uneventful. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to Xi’an, but other adventures were calling my name. To save some cash and get a sense […]

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So Many Thanks

The last few weeks have been weird and wonderful, and today was no exception. Actually, let me take that back. Today was an exception in the sense that it was even weirder and even more wonderful than the last few weeks have been. For those who haven’t already seen the news, read the twitters, liked […]

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All The Feels

Last Tuesday I celebrated the fourth anniversary of my PhD defence. It’s hard to believe that four years have passed already. As with most of the anniversaries I celebrate, I marked this particular event with a dram or two of scotch. As is custom, I also marked the event by taking some time to think about […]

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Igniting Guelph

Last night I had the pleasure of speaking at Ignite Guelph 3. This would be the second talk I’ve given (the first being at Ignite Guelph 1) as part of the Ignite speaker series, but the first that I’ve done solo1. The night was a blast. There were so many amazing talks spanning topics from […]

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Relief

I’m sitting here feeling so different from even 24 hours ago. I just got off the phone with some friends who’ve admitted to sending the envelope I received last Thursday. It was never intended to hurt me – and I know with my entire being that this is the truth, because I know how amazing and […]

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